Since its founding in 1982, the Huntington Theatre Company has developed into Boston’s leading theatre company. Bringing together superb local and national talent, the Huntington produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current. Led by Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington creates award-winning productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington is in residence at Boston University.
OPEN POSITIONS :
To Apply for the open positions please follow direction with in the body of the listing, if not mentioned then:
Interested candidates, please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Peggy J. Novello, Director of Human Resources
Huntington Theatre Company, Inc.
281 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Fax: 617 353 8300
in either MS Word or PDF format with the job title in the message subject.
In addition, the Huntington Theatre Company provides Health, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance, as well as paid vacation, sick days, and holidays.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
The Huntington Theatre Company is seeking overhire drapers for the exciting 2016-17 season in the costume shop.Ideal candidates will have minimum 2-3 years’ experience draping in a professional costume shop. Mostly women’s builds, although familiarity with alterations on pulled/rented menswear, a must. Shop works a 40-hour week, with possible addition of one weekend day per show. Must be able to work quickly while maintaining our high production values, and to work independently. All shows are set in 1880-present.
The Huntington Theatre Company seeks paid Production Assistants for each show for the remainder of this season:
- Sunday in the Park with George: August 9 – October 16
- Tiger Style!: September 13 – November 13
Production dates vary, but would include pre-production, rehearsal, tech and performance duties as part of the stage management team.
Applicant must be available for daytime and evening rehearsals and performances without significant conflicts. Cool head and strong problem solving skills under pressure situations. Work requires physical strength and stamina for highly active productions with multiple scene shifts. Degree or previous professional experience in stage management preferred.
NO HOUSING PROVIDED – must be local to Boston or able to house oneself here for duration of employment. Compensation is hourly with overtime after 40 hours.
How to apply: Email resume and availability to Bethany Ford, Associate Production Manager, BFord@huntingtontheatre.org Please include “Production Assistant submission” in the subject line.
The Teaching Artist will work with the Huntington’s Manager of Education Operations to co-teach in a school-year collaboration with Dorchester’s Codman Academy Charter School. In the 2016-17 academic year, the Huntington’s Education Department will begin the 16th year of this collaboration supporting an innovative residency program where ninth and tenth grade students come to the Huntington to study an interdisciplinary theatre and humanities curriculum. Since the first graduating class in 2005, all of Codman Academy’s graduating seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges and universities.
The open teaching artist position serves as co-teacher for the 9th grade class, beginning in September 2016 and ending in May 2017. The classes take place on Friday mornings at various sites at and in close proximity to the Huntington and Codman Academy. The teaching artist is responsible for:
- Planning and preparation:
- Attending the fall planning meeting, 9th grade Poetry Out Loud Competition, mid-year check-in meeting, and wrap-up meeting at the end of the school year. If Teaching Artist’s schedule permits, attend the school-wide Poetry Out Loud Finals.
- Assisting the Huntington’s Manager of Education Operations, who serves as lead teaching artist, in planning lessons in accordance with the program’s established learning objectives and curricular outline.
- Team Teaching and Directing:
- Co-teaching Friday morning class sessions throughout the academic year (see below for required dates and schedule). Fall semester classes focus on preparation for the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. Spring semester classes focus on rehearsal for the spring showcase production. Preparing students for POL and directing the showcase is a true collaborative effort among the Huntington’s teaching artists and the Codman Academy Humanities team.
- Working with Manager of Education Operations to schedule additional in-school poem recitation coaching and showcase rehearsal time as possible, up to 12 additional hours (see below for more details).
- Planning meeting: Friday, August 26 from 9am-noon.
- 9th grade class sessions: Fridays from 8:30am-12:30pm (includes set-up, three hour class, debrief with teaching team)
- 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19
- 9th grade Poetry Out Loud performance: Tuesday, December 13 at 6pm
- School-wide competition TBA in January 2017
- Showcase tech and performance dates:
- Thursday, May 25 from 8:30am-4:30pm (includes set-up, rehearsal time, tech time, and debrief)
- Friday, May 26 from 8:30am-approximately 9:30pm (includes set-up, final rehearsals, dress rehearsal, and performance)
- Mid-year check-in and wrap-up meetings TBD.
- The teaching artist should plan to schedule up to 12 additional hours for in-school monologue coaching and showcase rehearsals. These in-school sessions are important to fully preparing students for their performance projects.
Qualified applicants should have at least two years teaching theatre in an urban setting. Please send cover letter, resume, relevant salary history, and a sample lesson plan to:
Peggy J. Novello
Director of Human Resources
Huntington Theatre Company, Inc.
281 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
The Huntington Theatre Company is hiring deck run crew and follow spot operators for our fall productions at the Boston University Theatre and at the Wimberly Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion in the South End.
Duties include, but are not limited to: furniture moving, operating fly systems, traveler tracks, moving scenery & props; assisting with cleaning, maintaining and repairing the set. This work requires physical strength and stamina for highly active productions with multiple scene shifts. Prior professional run crew experience preferred. Some daytime availability as well as evening and weekend availability required.
Dates are: September 2 – October 16 or October 7 – November 13.
How to apply: Please email resume and availability to Bethany Ford, Associate Production Manager, BFord@huntingtontheatre.org Please include “Run Crew submission” in your header.
Scene Shop Foreman
The Scene Shop Foreman supervises the Huntington Theatre Company’s builds, installs and strikes on the shop floor, in a shop shared with the Boston University School of Theatre during the build season. Leads and organizes staff and Over Hire carpenters on the floor; and spends significant time in hands on construction.
The major responsibilities of the position include:
- Assists TD and office in scheduling, layout and execution of the construction of scenery; and constructs scenery as required by the needs of the project. Will occasionally be expected to work directly from design drawings.
- Supervises the staff, over-hire and student labor while controlling the flow of work on the shop floor.
- Checks and approves the quality of all work before it moves on to paint, storage, or stage.
- Monitors and enforces safe and healthy working practices by Scenery staff and any others present in workshops and on stage.
- Coordinates with other production departments on the progress and flow of work; organizes shop space use in concert with the TD, Charge Scenic Artist, and BUT Student Shop Supervisor.
- Participates in the installation and strike of each Huntington production, supervising crews as assigned. Weekend and holiday work can be expected, sometimes on short notice.
- Maintains and follows a regular schedule of inventory and tool maintenance as defined by the Technical Director, coordinating with other scene shop staff.
- B.A./B.S. in Technical Theatre Study or the equivalent experience
- 3-5 years of professional experience
- Excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills.
- Must be able to read designer prints and technical drawings and accurately translate them into finished scenery.
- Proficiency in fabricating in wood, steel, aluminum and plastics is necessary.
- A good working knowledge of shop machine and power tools, and welding equipment.
- Must be knowledgeable in the safe use of line sets and chain motors, including rigging and use of rigged items up to 1500 pounds, and have the ability to supervise and train others in use of the same.
- Must be familiar with maintenance, operation and installation of stage and scenery equipment such as winches and pneumatics.
- Experience with hydraulics and the operation and programming of motion control systems is preferred.
Calderwood Front of House
The Huntington Theatre Company seeks part-time Front of House staff for the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Become a part of the most exciting space for the performing arts in Boston. The Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts is a theatre complex that hosts a wide range of Boston theatre companies including the Huntington Theatre Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, and many others.
We are searching for dependable, outgoing individuals who enjoy the arts and interacting with the public to join our Front of House team. Responsibilities include ticket scanning, ushering, concessions sales, bartending (training provided), and supervising volunteers. Must have evening and weekend availability but some daytime availability is a plus. Candidates must possess excellent customer service and organization skills.
Compensation: This position is part time. It pays $10 per hour and offers free tickets to all Huntington Theatre Company productions.
How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume or letter of experience to:
Calderwood Pavilion House Manager
527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116